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Impact of Agricultural Land Inequality on Human Development in Punjab (Pakistan)

Attari, Muhammad Qasim and Pervaiz, Dr. Zahid and Razzaq Chaudhary, Dr. Amatul (2017): Impact of Agricultural Land Inequality on Human Development in Punjab (Pakistan).

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Abstract

Inequality of income, wealth and assets has important implications for different socioeconomic outcomes. This study has investigated the impact of agricultural land inequality on human development across the districts of Punjab (Pakistan). Human Development Index (HDI) and Non-income Human Development Index (NIHDI) have been used as proxy for human development. Agriculture land inequality, HDI and NIHDI have been calculated by utilizing data of different waves of Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) and Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement Survey (PSLM) conducted during the period of 2003-2014. By using fixed effects model, we have found that agricultural land inequality has negative and significant relationship with human development across the districts of Punjab. The study suggests redistribution of agricultural land as a strategy to bring improvements in human development.

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